Keyboard Sonata in A

Cimarosa 1749-1801 was an Italian composer who belonged to the Neapolitan school and he is remembered particularly for his operas. His keyboard music was played on both the piano and the harpsichord whilst many pieces have been transcribed for the classical guitar. This short movement requires a lightness of touch - the realisation plays at 86 quarter (crotchet) beats to the minute. This relatively short movement is music that is full of charm and musical ideas offering the opportunity to develop staccato, staccatissimo and legato playing. The music editor suggests that generally on repeating notes as found in the accompaniment changing the finger used on each note is the best option. However, the fingering patterns can be changed particularly with the running thirds in the last section of the composition. Secure fingering needs to be in place when performing the movement and the best advice or working principle is to avoid the use of the thumb on the black notes especially when playing thirds. Cimarosa’s keyboard music is well worth investigating although authentication of his work is a something yet to be confirmed. Understand that the keyboard sonatas attributed to Cimarosa are short one movement works and any groupings of works in the same key found on recordings are editorial. They are works with appeal and consistent in their quality. A plain score is appended to the edited music score.

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